News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 23

UPMC acquires hospital in Ireland, assumes full ownership of its cancer clinic - Pittsburgh-based UPMC has acquired the Whitfield Clinic in Waterford, Ireland, and assumed full control of the hospital's cancer center, which it has operated as a joint venture for the last 12 years. Three Big Reasons U.S. Healthcare Spending Outpaces Other High-Income

Volume 9, Issue 22: HNC Virtual Solutions: Using FDA-approved Wireless Remote Diagnostic Peripherals to Change the Way Patients Access Care

Dear Colleagues, At the recent Healthcare Datapalooza, I had the honor of moderating a fabulous panel on employer purchasing of healthcare benerfits with Lisa Woods, Walmart and Ruth Coleman, founder of Health Design Plus.  See the video clip below and an overview of the panel presentation – which was very well

Spotlight: Ray Zak, Compliance/Contracting, HNC Virtual Solutions, & Craig Novosat, IT Project Specialist, HNC Virtual Solutions

  About Ray Zak Ray Zak has been with J&B Medical Supply Co Inc since 2006 and with HNC Virtual Solutions since 2008 handling Compliance and Contracting for both companies. His health care background goes back to the 1970’s when he was a Nuclear Medicine Technician and implemented a Nuclear Medicine program in a major

Industry News: Volume 9, Issue 22

PRESS RELEASE: North American Specialty Hospital Contracts with Canadian-based Global Healthcare Connections: Expands International Referral Channels to Center of Excellence in Cancun    Unique travel-for-treatment model provides the highest quality surgical care, affordable prices for US and Canadian patients, and an appealing location in Cancun. DENVER, CO & SASKATOON, Saskatchewan – May

News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 22

What Medical Tourist Need to Know to Stay Safe and Healthy - More Canadians frustrated with long wait times for elective surgeries are willing to leave the country and pay out of their own pockets for procedures and treatments.   Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Goes Global in Partnership with United Arab Emirates

Volume 9, Issue 21: The Kempton Group, TPA of Self-funded Employer-sponsored Benefit Plans Since 1969

Volume 9, Issue 21 Dear Colleagues, This month our spotlight interview highlights Joseph "Jay" Kempton, Jr., President and CEO of The Kempton Group, a Third-Party Administrator (TPA) of self-funded employer-sponsored benefit plans since 1969. In this exclusive interview, Kempton shares his perspectives on the changing role that a TPA plays in the ever-changing health landscape.

Industry News: Volume 9, Issue 21

MEDICAL TRAVEL COMPANIONS: THE UNSUNG CAREGIVERS By: Laura Carabello, Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News – Among those who travel across the country or around the world to seek affordable, quality healthcare, 83 percent travel with a companion. Whether undergoing treatments or recovery, the physical and moral support that these caregiver/companions bring to

News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 21

5 Medical Conditions That Cost More Than $15K Per Hospital Stay - Heart valve disorders lead the list of the most expensive medical conditions with the highest average cost per inpatient stay, according to an analysis by Business Insider. CDC: No Change in Percentage of Uninsured in U.S. From '16 to

Health Datapalooza: Largest US Domestic Employer Travel Surgery Programs — April 26, 2018

LEARN FROM THE MASTERS IN DATA-DRIVEN HEALTHCARE PURCHASING: 2018 HEALTH DATAPALOOZA Lisa Woods, Sr. Director Health Care Benefits Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Robert S. Mecklenburg, MD Medical Director, Center for Health Care Solutions Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington Ruth Coleman, RN, MA Founder Health Design Plus MODERATOR Laura Carabello CPR Strategic Marketing Communications Editor & Publisher: and Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:45–12:00